Kettlewell and the two Wharfedale Peaks - Great Whenside and Buckden Pike
Walk 11 - Kettlewell and the two Wharfedale Peaks- 13 miles - 7 hours. An excellent day out Back to Upper Wharfedale Page
From Kettlewell leave village on road near Kings Head on right hand side of stream- after 1/4 mile road runs out and cross to footpath on opposite bank and proceed up Dowber Gill to Providence Pot- climb steeply out of Dowber Gill and up the slopes Great Whernside and the summit trig point in clump of rocks.
Follow crest of Great Whernside to meet the wall. Bear sharp left and proceed downhill to cross stile after 1/4 mile - descend steeply and after 1/2 mile cross over the minor Kettlewell to Coverdale road. Take a direct line across open moorland towards Buckden Pike eventually meeting a fence - follow the fence/wall for 3 miles to reach the Polish war memorial and then summit of Buckden Pike.
Drop down steep slope to Buckden Mine (look closely at map to follow this bit) and then pick up path/track from the mine to Starbotton. Turn left at main road and after 200m turn right on to foot path - cross the river by the footbridge and turn left following river bank path back to Kettlewell (2½ miles)
Important note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on this site, no responsibility can be accepted for any error or omission herein. If in any doubt walkers should always consult the relevant OS map. All timings are approximate and for a person of average fitness and ability.
©John Carey 2009
This page was last updated on 04-May-2020